11 NEW WINNERS IN 2015
For the second consecutive year 11 local players won major provincial events for the first time. They included 3 players from Ekurhuleni – Teagan Moore, Angus Ellis-Cole and Dylan Mostert; three from the Western Cape – Herman Loubser, Carlo O’Reilly and Andre Nel; two from Gauteng North – Andrew van der Knaap and Albert Venter; plus Malcolm Mitchell (KZN), Theunis Bezuidenhout (North West) and Dean Martin of Central Gauteng.
Four of the players in the top 10 of the Golf Digest rankings – Darin de Smidt, Aubrey Beckley, Rupert Kaminski and Jason Smith – failed to win a tournament. Of the other six, only Tristen Strydom and Loubser were multiple winners. Onetime winners were Nel, Venter, Teaghan Gauche and James du Preez.